June 14, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3030 | The Power of His Presence

Do you ever wonder if the Almighty God is present in your daily life? Like the disciples, have you been through a storm and doubted Jesus’ presence? Michelle shares her story about how she experienced God when literal waves were crashing around her. You may go through furious storms and harsh waves but rest in the assurance of God’s peaceful embrace that appeases all chaos.
June 7, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3029 | The Cutting Takes Root

Gardening takes a lot of time, dedication, and patience. Like the care that it takes for a gardener to replant and grow a mighty cedar tree, Ezekiel reminds us that God himself nurtures us and prunes us for our own good. He walks with us through our journey in life and includes us to participate in the advancement of his kingdom.
May 31, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3028 | Deep Weeping

Emotions can be overwhelming, stirring within us, causing us to feel heavy, overwhelmed, and isolate. In Psalms, we are reminded that God continues to work us in the waiting. Through our pain, he will reveal himself to us and restore us in his perfect time.
May 24, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3027 | Freed from Shame

Have you been ashamed before that you did not want to share your gifts with the world? Have you ever felt that you are just not good enough?  You are not alone. Even the prophet Isaiah had to struggle with shame and self-uncertainty when God was calling him. Michelle reminds us that sharing God’s love with others does not require us to be perfect. Loving others is simply the result of God’s love overflowing through us.
May 17, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3026 | The Groans of Our Heart

We sometimes find ourselves out of words when we are overwhelmed with emotions. This is similar with our relationship with God. We often find it difficult to talk to him or even fail to express the entirety of our emotions. God tells us in Romans 8 that he knows our deepest thoughts and even our worst heartaches. Let us be assured that when we feel like all is lost, God is always there to listen to us and ready to embrace us with arms wide open.
May 10, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3025 | Eyewitness Testimony

Like the stories of Jesus in the Bible, the courtroom drama that we see on TV is based on eyewitness testimony. Our human biases can cause us to misremember or unconsciously give false testimony. The Bible may have been written by man but every word is inspired by God himself. John reminds us that God never lies and his testimony is that he gave us a new life through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life!
May 3, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3024 | The Divine Irony

Instead of grasping for power, Jesus conquered the world through love. He came and flipped the world upside down to usher in his kingdom.
April 26, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3023 | Plugged In

We rely on our devices for most daily activities, even our relationships. A trip of a circuit can leave us disconnected and isolated. Electricity can fail us. The internet can fail us. Our gadgets can fail us. But one thing is for sure. Our relationship with God will always be there even if everything else fails.
April 19, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3022 | The Green in Rugged Pastures

In Psalm 23, we hear the promise that God gives us rest in green pastures. The “green pastures” the Psalmist referred to are nothing like the bountiful tall green grass landscape that others might think of. In reality, the landscape where the Psalmist lived is actually a desert. Just as the Psalmist could see God’s provision beyond his desert circumstances, we too can rest in the truth that God will lead and care for us, even in the desert.
April 12, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3021 | Jesus Goes Viral

Have you ever seen a video go viral? The video spreads rapidly through online sharing and is watched by thousands or even millions of people around the globe! Like watching that interesting video clip, knowing Jesus makes us want to share with others about who he is. The more we come to know him, the more compelled we are to share his love with the people around us.